Every day, Mel Tucker is taking us closer to what Colorado Football was like for about 100 years. This team plays hard, runs the ball, and tries to be bigger than everyone else. Gary Barnett used this formula, to mostly good success. Bill McCartney used this formula to ultimate success. Dal Ward, Sonny Grandelius, Eddie Crowder, they all tried to out-physical their team. And mostly succeeded.
I’m an honorary old man. I think football should be played on the ground. Linebackers should have neck rolls and look scary. Wide receivers are there to block and sometimes catch balls. Tight ends should be as close to the offensive line as possible. And a running back should have a backfield mate. Jayle Stacks is a throwback player, and because of that, he has my heart.
Stacks stars at Cherry Creek High School, a local powerhouse in Colorado. At 5’11 and 230 pounds, he is bigger than a lot of linemen he runs against in the state. Stacks was committed to Air Force during the process until Colorado came in with a late offer, which should tell you about his fit in a running offense.
He is a Mike Tolbert clone in the open field. He has soft hands, some nice speed and wiggle, and a whole lot weight he throws around. Jayle is a natural blocker, and will be a great backfield mate for some of the more...nimble members of the backfield. Stacks will also be a huge asset on special teams.